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Plastics Makers Welcome DOE's U.S. Drive Partnership

Plastics makers welcome U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chus recent announcement of U.S. Drive, a partnership with industry to accelerate the development of clean, advanced, energy-efficient technologies for cars and light trucks.


Plastic Bag Makers: Long Beach's Bag Ordinance Is Just Bad Policy

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) today addressed the Long Beach City Councils passage of an ordinance that will ban free, convenient plastic shopping bags and ta paper bags. The following statement can be attributed to Tim Shestek, senior director of State Affairs for the American Chemistry Council.


ACC Applauds EPA Stay of Boiler Rules

ACC issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)s decision to stay its emission standards and regulatory requirements for industrial boilers (Boiler MACT) and solid waste incinerators (CISWI). EPA will stay the rules until the reconsideration process is complete, or a court case is finalized, whichever is earlier. Last month, ACC joined other industry groups in filing a petition with EPA requesting a stay of the rules pending reconsideration.


New Studies Underscore Potential for Increased Waste-to-Energy Facilities as Alternative Energy Sources

Today ACC released a series of case studies on four U.S. counties which turn municipal solid waste into energy using so-called waste-to-energy (WTE) facilities. The studies, which eamined facilities in Marion County, Oregon; Olmsted County, Minnesota; Palm Beach County, Florida; and Westchester County, New York, were conducted by Government Advisory Associates, Inc. of Westport, Connecticut.


Plastic Bag Makers Call Montgomery County's Bag Tax Punitive and Unnecessary

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) today epressed strong disappointment with the Montgomery County Councils passage of a regressive ta on plastic and paper shopping bags. The following statement can be attributed to Shari Jackson, director of the Progressive Bag Affiliates of the American Chemistry Council.